I was listning to music on my laptop when the computer froze... I turned it off and tried to restart it but now it just freezes on the black screen with the IBM logo in the background. I tried to start in safemode it jsut stays frozen. I was able to push F12 and get into the Temp. boot device but it froze on that screen too. I did get it to start up all the way back to the desk top and it was starting up programs but then it froze again and I am back to square one. I did take the CMOS battery out and that didnt help either. The fan starts up and the computer seems to be on though. Any suggestions?
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Re: T30 startup problems...
We can start with the easy stuff first. Move the memory chip to the other slot. Remove the small square plate on bottom of the laptop. You'll need a really small screw driver for this. If you have two chips, remove one and see if the laptop will boot-up.
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Do you hear any startup sound when you turn it on? If there is, try hooking an external monitor. If it has good display, replace LCD, if not then it may be a videocard problem. possible motherboard replacement will resolve this issue.
There may be a driver issue as I've personally had problems with my iRiver IFP mp3 player and would try to load the driver every time I connected the player to my Windows based computer.
Assuming you have a Windows based operating system, I would completely uninstall the iRiver Music Manager in add/remove programs in the control panel, restart the computer and try reinstalling the program again.
Try going to Safe Mode. Normally you press F8 when you start the computer. When in Safe Mode, click Start -> Run then type msconfig. On the first tab, click on Diagnostic Startup. Apply, close and reboot the computer to Normal Mode. Lockups during startup are caused by startup programs.
If there is a problem in loading the operating system it may have been caused by some change. If you can work out what stopped it from working then you can try and reverse the change. Alternatively you can try to reinstall the operating system, to do this you insert the system disk that should have come with the computer or the OS if you upgraded it and follow the instructions. You may have to fiddle around with the startup options to get it to run the disk. Most computers access these through pressing F8 somewhere in the startup sequence.